“Imagine Albuquerque” Day Aims To Create Citywide Community Cleanup and Connection

The Chaplaincy of Albuquerque Fire Rescue (AFR), Red Shovel Landscaping, AFR retirees, and other partners have designated Saturday, September 24 as “Imagine Albuquerque” Day. On that day, these partners will come together and spearhead a citywide clean-up and beautification initiative, volunteering their time to rake weeds, clean up trash and litter, and more. The idea behind “Imagine Albuquerque” is to showcase the positive in our city to leave our community better than how we found it. If you want to be part of this great initiative, visit: www.imagineabq.com.

2022 Goals Forum Encourages Resident Feedback

Every four years, the City of Albuquerque hosts a Goals Forum to take input from the community about strategic goals and desired community conditions. This year, the City invites the public to the following opportunities to make their voices heard. Community input collected will be presented to the Mayor and City Council, and will be made available to the public, to help shape Albuquerque’s future.

The first community input meeting takes place this Thursday, September 22 at 6:00 p.m., Central & Unser Library Community Room, 8081 Central NW. There are several other community input meetings scheduled in various locations throughout Albuquerque, giving everyone the opportunity to share their thoughts. To learn more about the Goals Forum, visit: https://www.cabq.gov/dfa/indicators-progress-commission/indicators-progress-commission.

City Hosting Community Engagement Meeting on Energy Efficiency September 28

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The City is dedicated to hearing from community members and tailoring sustainability projects to meet the public’s needs and expectations. The first Climate Action Plan Implementation Community Engagement meeting will focus on energy efficiency and include updates on related projects as well as opportunities for the public to provide input. The public will hear from City staff and key partners, including local utilities. The last 20 minutes are reserved for public feedback. The meeting takes place via Zoom on Wednesday, September 28 at 5:00 p.m. To register, visit: https://cabq.zoom.us/j/83896527265?pwd=dzZkeDUra3ZCaVRub2UrUi80K2Vrdz09#success

Mayor’s Ball August 25th

You’re invited to join Mayor Tim Keller and the Board of Directors of the One Albuquerque Fund for the 2022 Mayor’s Ball on August 25th from 5:30 – 7:00 p.m. at the Albuquerque Rail Yards. 

This is not your typical ball, but an immersive cocktail party celebrating the best of Albuquerque! This year’s theme is Electric Picnic and is being curated by New Nuevo. Enjoy an exciting night of local food, beer and wine, and entertainment. 

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Pet Safety During Hot Summer Months

The Animal Welfare Department reminds residents to take extra care with your pets during the hot summer months. With unseasonably high temperatures hitting or topping 100 degrees, the extreme heat can pose a danger to pets. Below are reminders from the Humane Society of the United States on ways to protect your pet:

Never leave your pets in a parked car. On a warm day, temperatures inside a vehicle can rise rapidly to dangerous levels. On an 85-degree day, for example, the temperature inside a car with the windows opened slightly can reach 102 degrees within ten minutes. After 30 minutes, the temperature will reach 120 degrees.

Shade and water are must. Anytime your pet is outside, make sure he or she has protection from heat and sun (a doghouse alone does not provide relief from heat) and plenty of fresh, cool water. Heat stroke can be fatal for pets.

Avoid walking on asphalt. Asphalt gets very hot and can burn your pet’s paws.

Limit exercise on hot days. Take care when exercising your pet. Adjust the intensity and duration of exercise in accordance with the temperature. On very hot days, limit exercise to early morning or evening hours.

Recognize the signs of heatstroke. Some signs of heatstroke are: heavy panting, glazed eyes, a rapid heartbeat, restlessness, excessive thirst, lethargy, fever dizziness, lack of coordination, profuse salivation, vomiting, a deep red or purple tongue, and unconsciousness.

If your pet shows symptoms of heatstroke, take steps immediately to gradually lower his or her body temperature and contact your veterinarian as soon as possible. Move them into shade or an air-conditioned area, and apply ice packs or cold towels to your pet’s head, neck and chest. Let them drink small amounts of cool water or lick ice cubes. For more information about pet safety during the summer, visit: https://www.cabq.gov/pets/news/current-news